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We’re All Going to Die

Inspired by his own illustrated book of the same name, director Stefan Hunt presents a lighthearted and poetic look at the questions and thoughts that might flash through our minds as we head for the great unknown and inevitable end of our lives.

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Alien Queen Wall Sculpture

Hollywood Collectibles Group (HCG) presents an awe-inspiring, life-size replica of the Queen xenomorph from Aliens, as she bursts forth from Level 5 of the starship Sulaco ready to take on Ripley in one final epic battle. The handmade fiberglass sculpture measures 37″h x 32″w x 20″d, and is sure to terrify all who face it.

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Practical Motion Graphics

Visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag eschews digital effects for his motion graphics projects, instead painstakingly creating his images with practical effects, like the 4085 colorful rectangular blocks featured in this 2011 video for his collective Nobody Beats the Drum. Be sure to check out his tricky illusion videos on Instagram.

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Casio PRO TREK PRT-B50

Like other Casio PRO TREK watches, the PRT-B50 is packed with useful features for outdoor adventures, like a step counter, compass, altitude, barometric, and temperature sensors. Now it adds Bluetooth connectivity to sync trip data with the PRO TREK Connected mobile app for Android or iOS.

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Cardboard Longboard

Kousheek Chakraborty and Satya Schiavina of Technovation show off a nifty design for a longboard with an quarter iso-grid cardboard center sandwiched between two layers of acrylic. While it looks reasonably stable for slow cruising, we’re not sure you’d want to do tricks on it. Check out the full build log on Instructables.

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Memory: The Origins of Alien

Go inside the story of one of the greatest science fiction/horror movies of all time. Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary delves into the origins of Ridley Scott’s tense, gory, and artful masterpiece. Legion M’s DVD and Blu-Ray discs come with a special limited-edition pin featuring the art of H.R. Giger.

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Destroying Wacker Drive

The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.

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Kanto TUK Powered Speakers

Kanto’s powered TUK stereo speaker system maximizes sound quality in a compact form factor. They crank out 260W peak power (130W total RMS) and their Air Motion Transformer tweeters and low-mass aluminum drivers minimize distortion. They support Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX HD, along with phono, RCA, and Optical inputs.

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Ninja Rider

BMX trials rider Tomomi Nishikubo goes above and beyond the call of duty with his stunt video, which not only showcases his impressive bicycling (and unicycling) skills, but manages to incorporate a story along the way. The track is Green = Go by The Phantoms.

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Baymax Takes a Ride

Engineers from Canada’s Laval University Robotics Laboratory show off their motion simulator robot by strapping a Baymax bobblehead to its platform. As you can see in this demo footage, the kinematically redundant parallel mechanism offers incredible flexibility when it comes to positioning its platform.

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DOOGEE S68 Pro Rugged Phone

While name-brand phones keep getting thinner and more fragile, DOOGEE has gone against the grain with this ruggedized Android 9.0 model. It’s IP68 dropproof, waterproof, and dustproof, with protection from every side. It’s got a triple Sony AI rear camera, a 5.9″ 1080×2280 IPS display, Helio P70 CPU, and a huge 6300mAh battery.

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2-in-1 Sous Vide Cooker

This kitchen gadget from Curtis Stone doubles as both a sous vide cooker, as well as a beverage cooler. In heating mode, it can precision cook meats sealed in a sous vide bag, while in cooling mode, it helps maintain the temperature of chilled drinks. Take an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop using code […]

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Smoothed-out Criminal

YouTube channel EveryOtherBeat has a single gimmick – removing every other beat from popular songs. Sometimes it works, and other times it’s downright strange. But in the case of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, the result is simply magical.

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Axe Heaven Mini Guitars

Celebrate your favorite musicians with Axe Heaven’s intricate 1:4-scale replica guitars. These miniatures capture every detail of famous instruments played by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Prince to Jimmy Page, along with special editions commemorating bands like The Beatles and KISS. More on Touch of Modern.

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Diple Smartphone Microscope

Smart MicroOptics‘ tabletop gadget is designed to turn any smartphone into a high resolution microscope. The system will offer 35x-200x, 75x-500x, and 150x-1000x magnification modules, capturing details as small as 0.7 micron. Both a basic and precision sample stage are available.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (New Trailer)

After terrifying viewers with its earlier trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures hopes audiences will forgive and forget, revamping the CG animated video game character with bigger eyes and fewer teeth this time around. Hopefully, the movie will be entertaining after all of the hubbub.

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Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Custom King Design’s titanium rings offer a unique method of personalization. Each one can be engraved with a fingerprint sample you provide. It’s a great way to remember a loved one and keep them with you all the time. The rings come in a variety of styles and sizes, and silver, blue, black, gold, white […]

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Veteran-Made Gear

Everyday Carry celebrates the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country, with a selection of great gear made by veteran-owned businesses or made by veterans themselves. By purchasing one of these bags, knives, tools, or wallets, you show your support for those who make personal sacrifices for all.

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